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1. crush

verb. ['ˈkrʌʃ'] come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority.

Synonyms

  • quash
  • subdue
  • oppress
  • keep down
  • subjugate
  • suppress
  • reduce

Antonyms

  • ride
  • refrain
  • decompress
  • unclasp

Etymology

  • cruschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Crush

  • thrush
  • slush
  • plush
  • grush
  • frush
  • flush
  • brush
  • blush
  • rusche
  • rusch
  • pusch
  • nusz
  • mush
  • musch
  • lush
  • lusch
  • kusch
  • hush
  • gush
  • dush
  • dusch
  • cush
  • busche

How do you pronounce crush?

Pronounce crush as krəʃ.

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Sentences with crush


1. Verb, base form
Simply place the crackers in a zip-top plastic and crush them with a rolling pin.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Chop, crush or heat the fruit according to the recipe.

Quotes about crush


1. Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
- Mao Zedong

2. I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
- Thomas Jefferson

3. To me, it's always been a challenge to look for the light: to look for those spaces in your heart where there is hope and faith and try to embrace that rather than crush it. I've spent so many years trying to crush those feelings of hope, and I certainly succeeded for quite a while.
- Dave Gahan

2. crush

verb. ['ˈkrʌʃ'] come out better in a competition, race, or conflict.

Synonyms

  • vanquish
  • outdo
  • whomp
  • outflank
  • surmount
  • trounce
  • cheat
  • subdue
  • spread-eagle
  • mop up
  • circumvent
  • outperform
  • outplay
  • chouse
  • defeat
  • chicane
  • screw
  • mate
  • whip
  • beat
  • outwit
  • scoop
  • beat out
  • get the jump
  • best
  • have the best
  • outfox
  • surpass
  • get the best
  • outscore
  • outgo
  • win
  • overcome
  • bat
  • get the better of
  • shaft
  • outsmart
  • overreach
  • get over
  • rout
  • eliminate
  • pip
  • checkmate
  • exceed
  • worst
  • drub
  • spreadeagle
  • shell
  • immobilise
  • cream
  • outfight
  • outstrip
  • jockey
  • trump
  • lick
  • outpoint
  • immobilize
  • clobber
  • outmatch
  • walk over
  • master
  • thrash
  • overwhelm
  • overpower
  • rack up

Antonyms

  • bottom
  • worst
  • inferior
  • inadvisable

Etymology

  • cruschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. crush

verb. ['ˈkrʌʃ'] to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition.

Synonyms

  • squeeze
  • squash
  • mash
  • steamroller
  • squelch
  • wring
  • telescope
  • stamp
  • press

Antonyms

  • necessitate
  • superior
  • best
  • good

Etymology

  • cruschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. crush

verb. ['ˈkrʌʃ'] break into small pieces.

Synonyms

  • break up
  • fragmentize
  • fragment
  • fragmentise

Antonyms

  • husband
  • inflexibility
  • refresh
  • stand still

Etymology

  • cruschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. crush

noun. ['ˈkrʌʃ'] leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated.

Synonyms

  • crushed leather

Antonyms

  • unscrew
  • disjoin

Etymology

  • cruschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. crush

noun. ['ˈkrʌʃ'] the act of crushing.

Synonyms

  • compressing
  • crunch
  • compression
  • grind
  • compaction
  • pulverization
  • mill

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • praise
  • square shooter
  • undercharge

Etymology

  • cruschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. crush

noun. ['ˈkrʌʃ'] a dense crowd of people.

Synonyms

  • jam
  • snarl-up
  • traffic jam
  • press

Antonyms

  • defend
  • succumb
  • success
  • beginning

Etymology

  • cruschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. crush

noun. ['ˈkrʌʃ'] temporary love of an adolescent.

Synonyms

  • infatuation
  • love
  • puppy love

Antonyms

  • louden
  • consume
  • unextended
  • start

Etymology

  • cruschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. crush

verb. ['ˈkrʌʃ'] become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure.

Synonyms

  • split up
  • separate
  • break
  • come apart

Antonyms

  • rested
  • bad
  • comparable
  • side

Etymology

  • cruschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. crush

verb. ['ˈkrʌʃ'] make ineffective.

Synonyms

  • modify
  • change
  • break down

Antonyms

  • fail
  • fall back
  • defeat
  • losings

Etymology

  • cruschen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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